CONSERVATIVE LEADER JAMES BOPP, JR.
ENDORSES MITT ROMNEY
Constitutional scholar and Republican National Committee member James
Bopp, Jr. wrote an open letter expressing his support of Mitt Romney:
My Fellow Conservatives,
all conservative Republicans, and most Americans, I believe that the
future of our country, and the preservation of our way of life, depends
on the defeat of President Barack Obama and his replacement with a
president who supports free enterprise, limited government, traditional
family values, and a strong national defense, based upon the principles
of our United States Constitution.
of my obligations with the Republican National Committee and my belief
that any of the major Republican presidential candidates would advance
our conservative principles, I have stayed neutral, hoping that one
candidate would emerge with the demonstrated ability and support to
take on and defeat President Obama. That candidate has now emerged and,
as a result, it is time to put aside our minor intra-family
differences, to end the increasingly divisive primary fight, and to
unite to focus on achieving our shared goal of defeating President
That candidate is Governor Mitt Romney.
Romney is a true conservative. One does not have to guess what Mitt
Romney would do in office. He served for four years as Governor
Massachusetts and has a record that conservatives should be proud of.
Governor, Romney fought for social conservative values. He vetoed bills
that would have authorized state funding of embryonic cloning, would
have changed the definition of human life from fertilization to
implantation and would have given young women the morning-after
abortion pill without a prescription. He promoted abstinence education
in public schools. When the Massachusetts Supreme Court legalized
same-sex marriage, he left no stone unturned to set aside that ruling.
And in contrast to the Obama Administration’s war on the Catholic
Church by mandating their institutions to provide contraceptives and
abortion-inducing drugs in their health care plans, Governor Romney
vetoed a bill that would have required Catholic hospitals to offer
abortion-inducing drugs to potential rape victims.
course, it is true that Romney had a conversion to the pro-life cause,
not unlike other Republicans such as Ronald Reagan and George H.W.
Bush. We should not only embrace him as a result of this conversion,
but also recognize that he is a success story. But the best test of the
sincerity of a conversion is deeds, and Mitt Romney was “consistently
pro-life” as Governor, according to the President of Massachusetts
Citizens for Life.
the issues currently deemed the most important by the American people,
the economy and federal taxes and spending, Romney also has a
remarkable record. As a private investor in struggling businesses,
Romney was very successful in turning them around. As governor, he
issued more than 800 vetoes and cut taxes 19 times. The result, in a
state with an overwhelmingly Democratic legislature, is that he closed
a 3 billion dollar budget gap and turned it into a 2 billion dollar
Romney’s success in the first five primary states, including wins in
New Hampshire, Florida, and Nevada, have revealed an emerging consensus
among Republican voters that he is the most electable – the most likely
Republican candidate to defeat Obama. Romney has the broadest support
among all elements of the Republican party electorate, has the most
appeal to independents and swing voters, and is, therefore, the most
electable of all. It is time, therefore, to celebrate the result and
concentrate all our energy on achieving a general election victory.
On James Bopp, Jr.:
James Bopp, Jr. Is A Campaign Finance
Litigator And Constitutional Scholar.
He represents numerous pro-life, pro-family, conservative and
Republican party organizations from his law firm in Terre Haute, IN. He
also co-founded the Republican National Conservative Caucus and the RNC
Conservative Steering Committee.